Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Refusing ...

Refusing to forgive hurts us psychologically!

People who refuse to forgive -- people who entertain bitter thoughts and exhibit angry attitudes -- turn into bitter, angry and joyless people! Folks, what are you turning into? We must not allow ourselves to become psychological hostages to our own hate. Some are not holding a grudge as much as a grudge is holding them. Resentment literally means, "to feel again." So, an unforgiving attitude causes us to cling to the past -- to relive it and to re feel it -- over and over again, picking at each fresh scab so that the mental wound never heals.

It is no wonder that Job 5:2 says, "To worry yourself to death with resentment would be a foolish, senseless thing to do." (The Living Bible)

Moving ahead … with the rest of your life … hinges on your willingness to forgive those who need your forgiveness. Starting today, let us all live and let live! There is no joy or abundant living without it!

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